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Gloria Reuben Biography

Birth Place:
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Profession
Actor, singer, producer

Fast Facts

  • Was the second youngest of six children born to a white father and black mother
  • Studied classical music and dance as a child
  • Started modeling at 16
  • Was crowned Miss Black Ontario in 1986
  • For a time, hosted the Canadian children's show Polka Dot Door
  • Toured with Tina Turner as a backup singer in 2000 after leaving her gig as Jeanie Boulet on ER
  • Released a solo album, Just for You, in 2004
  • In 2006, portrayed Condoleezza Rice in David Hare's play Stuff Happens at New York City's Public Theater
  • Served as executive producer of the Sundance Film Festival winner Padre Nuestro (2007)
  • Supports many causes and speaks publicly on women's issues, HIV/AIDS, the environment and more

Awards

  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 1998Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1998Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1996Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner

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